I spent a great month writing about Burn After Reading. I’ve been a dogged supporter of it since its release — people seem to write it off as a frivolous Coen Bros. film, but that sells it far too short. Above, you can read a great piece at Slate connecting it to the recent David Petraeus scandal. Sam Adams writes:
Perhaps the hardest lesson of Burn After Reading—one that drives most moviegoers away, but appeals to those who watch history repeat itself in stunned circles day after day—is that we’re not bettered by our errors, that we stubbornly and stupidly insist on repeating them and will until the day we cease to exist.